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Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

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Email: info@swcouncils.gov.uk

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Training and Events

Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Chairing Meetings Effectively



Course Duration:

2 hours


This course is for delivery on an in-house basis and can be customised to deliver specific learning outcomes.


A 2 hour workshop focussing on effective chairing skills and techniques to ensure competent management of meetings 


An event to explore the key features of managing meetings and to introduce tools and techniques for effective chairing


  • What makes an effective meeting?
  • What makes an effective Chairperson?
  • Tips for structuring discussions, involving everyone, using sensitive questioning and active listening, keeping discussions on track, reviewing an item and building decisions
  • Meeting menaces: who are they and how to deal with them
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Course Administrator:

training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

Related Courses:

"Excellent use of time, very good pace, delighted no time wasted"

Member Organisations:  From £545 plus expenses
Non-Member Organisations:  From £595 plus expenses

(All prices subject to VAT)


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